Creative Use of Space Award presented by MINI is ON

Tom Copsey Tom Copsey

http://mpora.com/videos/f9TafNqU5

Some dude - we're claiming Hitch Haller - getting mad creative in the u jump. Seatbelt, mother flippers!

MINI and Burton Snowboards have buddied up to reward riders who think a little outside the box. Stoked as they were on the insane level of technical riding that’s being thrown down these days, they wanted to show their appreciation for the simpler things in snowboarding – the imaginative line, the slow boned out spin, the innovative use of a hit. Presenting a new take on competitive snowboarding which focusses on shredders who look at the contest course in a more creative manner, the Creative Use of Space Award will fill the pockets of a male and female rider with 25,000 USD at the end of a public voting on www.facebook.com/MINI.

At each of the Burton Global Open Series events this year – the European Open, Canadian Open and US Open – voting’s already concluded to decide the 6 riders whose creative lines you’ll be able to vote on to decide the overall male and female CUoS Global winners. You guys already put through Sven Thorgren and Ty Walker from the BEO heat; Scotty James and Cilka Sadar from the Canadian Open; and the last two spots for the final round went to Yale Cousino and Kjersti Buaas at the US Open.

Now it’s again up to you to decide which guy and gal will be 25K better off for thinking different. All 6 contenders’ clips are now online and ready to be voted on over at www.facebook.com/MINI. Hit that Like button, fire up the app and then vote for the rider who you think stoked you out most with their alternative awesomeness.

It’s not all about the riders, either. Anyone who hits Like for any of the clips is automatically entered in to a draw, the grand prize being an all-expenses paid VIP trip to the 2011 NZ Open – with 3 friends! None too shabby.

Make the jump to www.facebook.com/MINI, check out the 6 clips and get Likeing…

Have at it.

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